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Top 5 ways to transfer files from one Mac to another

Looking for a sleeker way to transfer files between different Mac computers? Or, need tips to send a file, link, or a photo stored on your Mac computer to your friend’s iPad or iPhone? However, unfortunately, transferring and synchronizing files between different Apple devices is not an easy job and you may face lot of challenges while transferring the content. Luckily, there are ways that can help you transfer files and content from one Mac to another.

Let’s take a look at the top 5 ways to accomplish the task:

1.   E-mails

The most common and the popular way to transfer content from one computer to the other, file transfer through e-mail works well for your Mac computers. File transfer through e-mail is as simple as the touch of a button; just attach the file to the e-mail and send it to out. The file will show up in your inbox. However, file transfer through e-mail messages has its own disadvantages. E-mail attachment sizes are usually limited and you cannot send e-mails with a large file size.

2.    Mac-to-Mac networking

To share files between your Mac computers, you can also enable the ‘File sharing’ option. For this,

  1. Open System Preferences on both Mac computers.
  2. Select Sharing and enable the ‘File sharing’ option.
  3. Open the ‘Finder’ window on your Mac PC. The other Mac will now appear in the shared section of the Finder sidebar.
  4.  Double-click on the computer’s name. Enter the user name and password.
  5. Now, to transfer the file, simply drop the selected files in the Drop Box folder inside the Public folder.

The main advantage of the file sharing utility is that there’s no size limit. However, the file transfer time will largely depend on the speed of your network.

3.    iChat

Another useful utility for instant file transfer, iChat has the ability to connect to your local network without any specified set up. Simply find the name of the person with whom you want to share the file by looking up for his name in your iChat Buddy List and drag the file or folder on his name. Once he clicks to accept the transfer, the file will automatically transfer to his Mac computer in a jiffy.

4.    Dropbox

Dropbox is a free service that lets you sync files and folders between different computers. By default, Dropbox has two folders inside your Dropbox account: Photos and Public. The Public folder allows you to drop a file into it and receive a URL that can be accessed by people, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account. To share a file using Dropbox,

  • Place the file in the Dropbox public folder.
  • Right-click on the file and choose Dropbox
  • Copy the Public link and send the link to anyone to allow them to download a copy of the file on their Mac computer.

5.    ShareTool

The king of sharing, ShareTool allows you to share the world through your local network. This Bonjour-enabled service is a magical way to stay connected to your home and office without being physically present there. To share a file, simply log in to your account and your Mac computers will appear as though they are on the same local network.

So, wherever you are, simply use these tools to stay connected to your home and office and safely transfer files and folders between your Mac computers. In case you need more help on ways to sync data between different devices or troubleshoot issues that appear while transferring the files, you can get in touch with iYogi experts for quick and correct resolution of all your problems.

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